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Monday, August 01, 2005

Wow I feel Schizophrenic :-)

I received my daily Health and Well Being e-mail from Beliefnet. The topic was on Schizophrenia...which is odd because I was just thinking about this disease. In light of that I am posting some information and a link below.



Definition

Schizophrenia is a chronic, severe, disabling brain disease that interferes with the way a person thinks, speaks, expresses emotions, and behaves. It does not mean a split or multiple personality.

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Quote of the day

Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
–James Baldwin


5 comments:

Cjristina said...

My Aunt Karen was diagnosed schizophrenic for about twenty years. Then they (doctors) changed their minds and said she was bi-polar. There is such a long way to go in mental health research. For all the progress we've made in medical science we're still in the dark ages when it comes to understanding the brain and how it functions in all capacities. Hopefully this will change soon.

NewYorkMoments said...

There's still an entire contingency out there that doesn't believe in mental illness. Just because you can't see it, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

a.m. griffin said...

my aunt is schizophrenic, since she was a young adult. she's fifty-five now. love her to death but it's a tough disease, often made worse by an uneducated populace. thanks for sharing.

still_figuring_out said...

i like today`s quote.

Shan'Chelle said...

To all: I have been feelingn this way myself lately (its been a rough week) and certainly can empathize with those who have mental health issues. Thank you all for being so open minded and caring in regards to this subject.

Cjristina - I think the biggest step they could take in mental health research is in educating the public and taking the stigma out of being labled "mentally ill"

NYM - Throughout history there has always been that contingency of non believers "the earth is flat, there's no such thing as dinosaurs" blah blah blah. If everyone believed that way we would still be in the dark ages. Hopefully we will see public opinion shift in our lifetimes, however, unfortunately that is not likely. I would settle for eliminating Tom Cruise ;-) j/k

a.m. grif - thanks for stopping by. It is my pleasure to do my part in educating society. Mental health issues have traumatized people for too long, and I for one would be willing to do pretty much anything to help in changing that viewpoint.

Still figuring - so do I!